The 16-year-old daughter of the late actor, Paul Walker is now suing Porsche, the manufacturer of the vehicle he died in. In addition, Walker died in November 2013 as a passenger in a fierycar crash after it lost control and hit a concrete light and tree. Likewise, after the 2005 Carrera GT Porsche crashed, it burst into flames killing both Walker, and 38-year-old professional race car driver, Roger Rodas.
Now Walker’s only daughter, Meadow is filing a wrongful death suit against Porsche for the death of her father. In the lawsuit, Meadow is claiming the poorly designed seat belts contributed to her father’s death. According to the suit, after the car crashed, Walker suffered a broken pelvis and ribs, and his seat flattened which trapped him in a supine position. Although he was alive but badly injured after the car crash, he could’ve had 80 seconds to leave the car before it burst into flames, had the seat belt not crushed him, and he would’ve made it out alive.
Another allegation in the wrongful death suit is the flawed design of the rubber fuel lines that do not have break-free fittings causing the fuel to shut off automatically in the event of a car crash. Meadow believes that if it were not for these defects her father would be alive today.
Investigators with the Los Angeles County Highway Patrol believe that high speeds are what led to the fatal car crash, and not a faulty vehicle. It is presumed that at the time of the car crash, the Porsche was travelling 63 to 71 miles per hour when it lost control, but investigators found the posh was speeding at rates of 94 miles per hour instead.
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